4 HEARTS: "When Theo goes with his alpha to protect another’s mate he never thought his life would end like this. He has been captured and sold so many times over he has lost track and has lost his will to fight. This time he is sold to a vampire who uses and abuses werewolves in the arena. He must watch as two alphas are given the chance to win the right to mate with him. Theo cannot believe that his life has come to this but one alpha calls to him like no other and the two find that they will have to learn to trust each other and one may have to risk his life to help the other be free. It seems that each couple’s story gets more intense as this series goes on. This story is so full of emotions and will pull on your heartstrings at times. Theo is at his wits end and finds something to hold on to in Lucius even if it is only for a short time. Lucius has survived for a long time as a slave fighting in the arena for the vampires whims, he has loved and lost and vows to never love again but Theo turns his world upside down and smashes through his walls without even trying. These two have become my favorite couple in this series. The pain that they endure is heart breaking and to see the trust and love that they find is a wonderful read. Marcy Jacks keeps this series fast paced and entertaining with each new book and this one does not disappoint. Lucius and Theo’s story shows us that love is hard to find and when you least expect it love will find you." -- Gabrielle, Love Romances and More
“Wait!” Theo called, and he stupidly tried to follow after them. Of course, the chains stopped him, and they didn’t look back.
Even with the glass in the way, keeping him from the vampires who were all around him, there had to be at least four or five hundred, and Theo could still make out the rumble of their excited chatter. It was the sort of noise that was made when there were too many voices speaking over each other at the same time, only magnified.
Theo looked up and realized that there were speakers on the ceiling, surrounding him.
He wasn’t going to be sold. This was something else, and the thing that Theo suspected it was, was enough to make his bladder quiver, and he had to struggle to hold it in.
He’d heard of this, and suddenly, the idea of being a blood whore didn’t seem all that bad. At least he wouldn’t be dead in a few minutes.
Finally, there was a loud clapping sound above him, and Theo looked up at the speakers before he realized it was his master who was standing behind him.
He tried to look over and up to see, but the positioning was off, and all he could hear was a voice. “Ladies and gentlemen, thank you all for your patronage. I hope you have enjoyed the night’s festivities so far.”
There was a loud roar of appreciation as the vampires all around clapped and cheered for their host. Theo wanted to be sick when he realized some of them still had blood on their lips. They’d just come from feeding. Did they buy their blood legally? Or had they stolen it from a poor werewolf slave?
Theo’s master—he wished he could remember the man’s name—quieted the crowd down somehow, maybe a motion of his hands, or maybe they all knew to just show him proper respect. He started speaking again.
“Of course, I would not simply think of ending our happy occasion in such a droll fashion such as just wishing you all a good day and shoving you out the door.”
There was a soft laugh throughout the crowd.
“Which is why I have invited you all here tonight for this free show. Small bets may be made amongst yourselves, but of course, since this is free, I will simply be enjoying the fight along with the rest of you.”
There, he’d said the word fight. That was all the confirmation that Theo needed for him to know what was really happening here, and he really had to struggle just to keep from peeing himself.
There was another set of doors in the arena, along with the doors that Theo himself had walked through earlier. Two alphas, huge men, also in chains, were being brought inside, and the second the heavy metal doors opened and the alphas were within sight, the crowd went absolutely wild.
Some of the vampires even slapped their hands on the glass, and the noise was incredibly powerful on Theo’s eardrums.
Now he knew why he wasn’t supposed to tap on the glass of a fish tank.
These alphas were going to fight, and Theo felt only mildly better about his situation now. He’d heard that some omegas were chained down, with almost no room to move and definitely not enough room to shift, before a mountain lion, or a fox, or even a bear, real wild animals and not just other slave shifters, were brought in.
The sport in those events supposedly came from seeing how long the chained slave would survive. Theo had never heard of anyone surviving. Of course, he’d also thought these arenas were bullshit meant to scare slaves into behaving themselves.
Well, now he knew better.
The first alpha, a huge man at least five inches taller than Theo was, took one look at Theo before something flashed into his eyes, and he began bouncing eagerly on his feet as his chains were removed, though his unbelievably gorgeous expression remained grim.
His skin was just slightly tanned. The vampires must let him out in the sun to keep him in prime fighting condition, and he had dark black eyes, thick black brows, and black hair, but it was buzzed incredibly short.
To keep his opponent from grabbing at it?
Either way, he looked mean, he looked hungry, and not for food, and Theo was fairly sure that he didn’t want to be alone with this alpha for any small period of time.
Theo looked at the other man, and he gasped at the sight of him as lust immediately pooled into his belly and made his cock hard and swell like the thing was an inflatable balloon. He couldn’t stop the reaction in himself, and it horrified him because he knew that it would just make these alphas more violent with each other if they were here for what Theo thought they were.
This alpha was even bigger. His hair was a dark red-brown, also buzzed short, and there was just enough stubble on his strong jaw to indicate that he hadn’t shaved that morning. He had blue eyes, which almost looked out of place on him, but Theo doubted he was wearing contacts. He was at least one inch taller than his opponent, his shoulders were a little wider, and he too was staring at Theo, but there was no hunger in that scrutinizing look. He certainly wasn’t showing much interest when his chains were removed.
The pants the alphas were wearing were also removed, likely so it would be easier for them to shift and rip each other’s heads off.
So this was going to be it. Theo knew what this was now. There was no mistaking it. The alphas were going to fight each other, and the winner was going to take Theo as a mate.
So this was why he’d been bought.
Theo was getting the point. Lucius wanted him to be quiet. Maybe talking turned him off during sex?
Well, too bad for him because Theo had just a few more things he had to say before he could be quiet, and he threw his arms around the other man’s neck.
“Fuck me. Put your cock in my ass, I’m ready.”
“Ready for me?” Lucius asked, and there was a whole lot of lust shining in his eyes.
Theo nodded, and then he let his head fall back on the thick pillows again. “Fuck, yeah.”
It was almost a shame when Lucius pulled his fingers out of Theo’s hole. But he was still gentle about it. He was always gentle and there was never more than just a little bit of pain that always vanished as quickly as it had come.
Then Lucius was settling himself between Theo’s legs, and he had to spread his knees wider just to accommodate the bigger man. His entire body had to be made of rock solid muscle. Theo was sure that not even Conner or Mason, who were both alphas in charge of their own packs, were as big as this man was right here.
Then the thick head of Lucius’s dick was pressing up against Theo’s stretched hole, and Theo shivered with anticipation. Fuck, he was so eager. He really did want this. He wanted the luxury of enjoying a nice hard fuck without there being any horrible strings attached.
There were horrible strings attached, but at least they were both in this together.
“I will bite you, and then after that, you’ll be mine,” Lucius said, and from the sound of his voice, it almost sounded like he was apologizing to Theo as well.
Theo was too high on his own pleasure and the pulsing sensation inside of his dick and balls to care about that in the least.
“That’s all right. I don’t mind,” he replied, and he reached his hand up to feel along the short hairs on the back of Lucius’s head. They were soft.
Lucius’s eyes also softened. Because he hadn’t expected Theo to say something like that?
Theo didn’t get the chance to ask him as Lucius was suddenly pushing that massively huge erection inside of Theo’s hole.
He immediately tensed up, even though he knew it was the wrong thing to do.
“Fuck! That hurts! You’re too big!”
The stretching hadn’t been enough. Even when Theo was trying to prepare himself for this, it hadn’t been enough, and pained tears formed at the sides of his eyes.
Lucius moaned a little and brushed them away with his thumbs. It was actually such a sweet gesture that it shocked Theo into opening his eyes and staring at the man.
“Tell me to stop, and I will.”
Theo’s heart broke a little, and then melted and formed back together like it had been poured into a mold or something. Did Lucius even know how fucking precious it was for him to hear those words? And Theo believed them. He believed, for the first time since he was taken, that if he asked for this to stop, that it would stop.
Theo thought he fell in love a little bit right then.
Even though it still hurt like hell, hearing those words was enough to make a switch inside of Theo’s brain go off, and he didn’t want to stop. He wanted to see this through.
“No,” he said, shaking his head and breathing deeply as he tried to force his body to relax, if the body could even be forced to do such a thing. “I want…I want you to keep going. If we stop now, then we’ll just have to finish this again later, right?”
Something flashed inside of Lucius’s eyes. “Right.”
He didn’t immediately push himself all the way inside of Theo, however. He reached for the bottle of lube instead and opened the cap. Theo listened as he squeezed more onto his hand, and from the motion of his arm, he was stroking his cock with it, adding more of the stuff to the length of his dick to make the inward slide easier.
Then Theo felt Lucius’s fingers gently outlining Theo’s hole with the stuff as well, but not pushing inside since Theo was pretty sure he was at max capacity.
When Lucius started to push in a little more, the burning was there again, but the pain wasn’t nearly as bad now that Theo had a minute for his body to adjust and Lucius had added more lube.
In fact, he was shocked when he felt the man’s balls touching the back of his ass. “You all the way inside already?”
Lucius was gasping, his shoulders shaking a little bit as he tried to keep control. There was a small smile on his face when he looked down at Theo, however. “I hope that’s not meant to be an insult to my cock.”
“Never,” Theo said, shaking his head, but he wasn’t afraid because he could tell the man was joking around with him.
Holy God, Theo hadn’t felt this free in months. “I’m glad you won me,” he said.
Lucius nodded. “Me, too.”
That was something, at least.
Lucius pulled out just a little, reminding Theo of the burning and then just a little bit of the pain, and then he thrust back inside. It was a shallow thrust. The man probably didn’t think it was the right time for hard and fast fucking, considering the yelling Theo had been doing just a couple of minutes ago.
More proof of his consideration. Theo promised himself he would take good care of this alpha. He stroked the back of the man’s head and ran his hand up and down his shoulders and sides. Theo thrust his ass back as much as he could to participate with him, and on each forward thrust, both he and Lucius moaned and sighed and gasped together.
“Your tunnel is tight around my cock,” Lucius moaned. “Fits perfect.”